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Circulating poster on social media regarding Hon. Latif Ssebaggala is fake.

A poster has gone viral on social media warning Hon. Latif Ssebaggala, former MP Kawempe North constituency to back off someone’s wife or else he should expect death. Through his social media account, Hon. Latif Ssebaggala has however urged the public to treat the said information with the contempt it deserves as its fake. He […]

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There’s no canine distemper in Uganda

A claim that there has been an outbreak of canine distemper in Uganda. The viral post on social media read’ “Protect your dogs from the deadly canine distemper that is affecting many dogs in Uganda. Take your dogs for treatment against this vice.” However, according to the Canine Association, Uganda, the claim is false. It […]

Viral Video of robbers attacking motorists purportedly recorded in Uganda

The viral video showing robbers attacking motorists wasn’t taken in Uganda. In the CCTV footage, a group of robbers is seen attacking occupants in different cars on a busy road. However, we have established that the incident happened in Botswana not Uganda as claimed. Furthermore, the video was first shared by Botswana Police Services.

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Claim that Rt.Hon. Jacob Oulanya is dead

A tweet by Gen. Muhoozi kainerugaba, Commander of the SPA/SO and Commander of Land Forces(UPDF). In his tweet Gen. Muhoozi purports that Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya the Speaker of  the 11th parliament is dead. “Sad News for Uganda!!! I regret to inform you about the death of the 11th parliamentary Speaer Rt.Hon. Jacob Oulanya who […]

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Fake promotion purportedly by MTN Uganda.

There is a promotion purportedly by MTN Uganda in circulation on social media platforms especially WhatsApp. MTN Uganda, through its official pages has however come out and informed the public that it is a fake promotion.  

Fake poster announcing jobs in the name of Nile Breweries

A fake poster is circulating on social media announcing job vacancies in the names of Nile Breweries Limited (NBL). The poster in question announces 13 job positions purportedly available at the Breweries company. However, NBL through their social media platforms have debunked the poster saying it is fake.


Unscrupulous individual impersonating the Director General Health Services

There is an unscrupulous individual impersonating and extorting money from members of the general public while masquerading as the Director General Health Services, Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa. Ministry of Health has however, through a press release come out and warned the public against this individual and their fraudulent activities.

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Photoshopped image of Pope Francis with president Vladimir Putin

An image of pope Francis with Vladimir Putin, president of Russia has been making rounds on social media. In the image is Pope Francis dressed in a suit while Putin dressed in the Pope’s cassock(a full length garment worn by certain Christian Clergy especially by the catholic church and Orthodox church). However, through reverse image […]


Images showing malnourished children in Ethiopia

A tweet by Jerry Meqsen claiming to show malnourished children in Tigray, North Ethiopia due to the unending conflicts in the region. The images are accompanied by text that reads, “This famine is in Tigray, its happening due to @AbiyAhmedAli blockade; under the “we are concerned lip words of @POTUS under the “we are alarmed” […]

Claims that banknotes with deceased Governor Mutebile’s signature illegal

Claims that all banknotes bearing the signature of the Late Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, the former Governor, expired or shall soon expire and cease to be legal tender, are false. The claims in question, according to BoU have been making rounds on different media platforms. However, in a statement issued on Wednesday, BoU clarified that the […]